Football/Soccer Session (U12): VUSC U12 Boys Penetration vs. Possession (Start Time: 2015-09-15 18:30:00)

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Daniel Vitu, Adult Member

Profile Summary

Daniel  Vitu
Name: Daniel Vitu
City: Hawthorne
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Players will better understand :

-Identifying gaps in defense to penetrate

-Identifying defenders position

-Use body to shield ball / dribble with correct foot to protect ball

-Touch every step, pinky toe, head up - when defenders are close

-Big touches in space, head up after every touch, take ball in stride (when space is available)

-Position the body in between the ball and opponent

- Head up to observe available options

-- Attack space.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm up- 1 v. 1 channels

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Learning Objectives

Technical Technical
Scissors technique
Technical Tactical
Timing of move
Technical Physical
work to rest ratio lets players recover, but not cool down
Technical Psychological
players build confidence through repetitions
Technical Social
fun and competitive

Warm up- 1 v. 1 channels (15 mins)

Organization: 10x15 yd area. 20 cones= 1 v. 1 channels. Balls start on one side. 2 even lines per channel. More players on side where ball starts if uneven numbers.

Instructions: Pass to player across (this player then becomes the shadow defender). Player receives and attacks to dribble across opposing end line. Players are to try and attack space.

Coaching Points: 1. Identifying defenders position

2. Use body to shield ball / dribble with correct foot to protect ball

3. Touch every step, pinky toe, head up - when defenders are close

4. Big touches in space, head up after every touch, take ball in stride (when space is available)

5. Position the body in between the ball and opponent

6. Attack space.

Progressions: (1.) Defender can not tackle (shadow defending) Attacker dribble across and players switch lines. (2). Score points by dribbling across opposing end line with control. Defender can steal and score by dribbling across. (4).Rotate red teams to opposite field.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Activity- Possession and Penetration

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Main Activity- Possession and Penetration (30 mins)

Organization: 40x30 yd area. 12 cones. 2 teams of 5 players. 2 neutral players.

Instructions: 2 balls per team. Pass ball between players on same team in sequence 1-4. Players are to pass ball on ground and use the inside of the foot technique.

Coaching Points: 1. Head up to observe available options. 2. Identifying gaps in defense to penetrate. 3. Movement to get open and be an option. 4. Timing of decision to penetrate or possess.

Progressions: 1. Ball and partner work to keep ball in space and take on players while partner looks to be an option running into a passing lane. 2. One ball per team. Players pass in sequence within own team. 3. Player with ball dribble at player on other team while teammates provide support- primarily wide. 4. Two neutral players are chosen by coach. This creates numbers up situations for attackers always. 5. Play game- 7 passes= point.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned game

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Conditioned game (25 mins)

Organization: 40x50 yd area. Even teams. 3 v. 3 or 4 v. 4 if possible.

Instructions: "Try to attack and beat a defender by dribbling or passing around them, before you dribble across line." Use target players to keep possession.

Coaching Points: (1). Engage defender by dribbling at them. (2). Look to dribble if space permitting (compact laterally). (3). Look to pass if 2nd attacker in good position to penetrate. (4). If pressure does not allow pass or dribble forward look to keep ball by playing negatively or switching point of attack. (5). Distance to defender when making decision to pass or dribble around them.

Progressions: (1.) Target players are neutral and provide width. Targets can move up and down entire side line boundary. Coach switches targets every 3 minutes. (2). If team completes 5 passes, target of their color joins the play to add numbers up.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): The Game

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The Game (20 mins)

Organization: Leave red boundary markers and extend boundaries from conditioned game. Play 6 v. 6. Play to Coerver goals if available.

Instructions: Let them play.

Coaching Points: Reinforce good decisions of recognizing when to penetrate/possess.

Progressions: None- the game


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